Meroz, Joana

ontwerpster/design and research 


Joana Meroz was born in Rio de Janeiro, studied Fine Arts/Ceramics (Gerrit Rietveld Academie) and graduated cum laude from the Masters ‘Conceptual Design in Context’ at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009. She has been working since 2006 as a Netherlands-based designer, artist and writer; exhibited in museums and galleries and participated in presentations at the Milan Furniture Fair. In 2008 she organized a workshop, The Myth of Conceptual Design in Lodz.  

huidige werkzaamheden/current occupation

Meroz was appointed coordinator of the masters programme Conceptual Design in Context at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009. Her present practice concerns functional objects and their representation (particularly through text), in a constant search for the points where an idea becomes a thing and vice versa. Her design and research work are complementary, motivated by an interest in renegotiating the representation of space and the space of representation.     

recente publicaties/recent publications

  • With Andrea Bandoni, The Object without a Story: an Investigation into the Relationship between Design Objects and their Stories, Eindhoven 2009 (Thesis DAE). 
  • ‘Conversaties met het onverwachte’, Morf (2008) 8, pp. 109-113.
  • ‘Dare to take Beauty Seriously’, Morf (2006) 5, pp. 187-198.